Email
tjm@vims.edu
Office
Clayton House 303
Phone
(804) 684-7190

Thomas J. Murray

  • Marine Business & Coastal Development Specialist
  • B.A., Kenyon College
  • M.S., Clemson University

Research Interests

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Current Projects

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Selected Publications

Potential Market and Economic Impact of Proposed PORTO MONTENEGRO– Tivat, Republic of Montenegro –. February 2007. P.M. Securities (Barbados), Inc.

“Market Assessment and Feasibility Analysis for Small Scale Aquaculture Development in the Southside of Virginia”. VMRR No. 2006-11. December 2006.

“Broward’s Recreational Marine Industry –Economic Activity Associated with In-Water & Dry Stack Boat Slips–August 2006”. Marine Master Plan Committee. Marine Industry Association of South Florida, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. August 2006

“Tortugas 2000-A Post Mortem: Evaluation of Actual Versus Projected Socio-Economic Impacts of the Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve”. Project Final Report. NOAA Contract NA04NMF4330079. May 2006.

“Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture-Situation and Outlook Report”. VMRR No. 2006-05. VSG-06-06. April 2006.

“Economic Activity Associated With the Inaugural “Virginia In-Water Boat Expo September 9-11, 2005”. VMRR 2006-01. VSG-06-02. April 2006.

“Economic Impact of the Recreational Marine Industry-Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties, Florida – 2005” for The Broward Alliance and Marine Industries Association of South Florida. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. January, 2006.

“Economic Contributions of Virginia’s Commercial Seafood and Recreational Fishing Industries: A User’s Manual for Assessing Economic Impacts” with J. Kirkley. VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2005-9. December, 2005.

“Florida’s Recreational Marine Industry-Economic Impact and Growth 1980-2005” for Marine Industries Association of Florida. December, 2005. Miami, Florida.

“The Impacts of The Cruise Ship Industry on the Quality of Life in Key West” for City of Key West Naval Properties Local Redevelopment Authority. October 2005.

“Yachting Sector Development Study-Strategic Plan” with Acme Consulting Inc. for St. Lucia Ministry of Tourism. June 2005.

“Economic Activity Associated with the Sixty-Fourth Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail – February 17-21, 2005” (with the University of Florida) prepared for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Inc., Chicago, IL. May 2005.

“Economic Activity Associated with Clam Aquaculture in Virginia – 2004”. VSG -05-05. VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2005-05, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Gloucester Point, Virginia. July 2005.

“Pilot-scale Production Economics of C. Ariakensis Oysters”. VSG -05-03. VIMS Marine Resource Report No. 2005-04, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Gloucester Point, Virginia. July 2005.

“Recent Growth, Current Activity and Economic Impacts of Mega Yachts in South Florida 1997 – 2003” prepared for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, the Broward Alliance, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2003.

"Socio-Economic Baseline Development Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: 1998-2001”. February 2003.

"Geospatial Information System (GIS) Analysis of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Fishing Panels”. February 2003.

"Economic Activity Associated with the Miami International Boat Show - February 11-17, 1999" (with the University of Florida) prepared for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Inc., Chicago, IL, 1999.

"Potential Market for the Ocean Marine Yacht Center," prepared for the Ocean Marine, L.L.C., Portsmouth, Virginia, 1999.

"Economic Impacts of Hurricane Georges on Monroe County Commercial Lobster Fishing, 1998" prepared for the Monroe County Commercial Fishermen, Inc., Marathon, FL, 1999.

"Recent Growth, Current Activity and Economic Impacts of Mega Yachts in South Florida - 1997" prepared for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, the Broward Alliance, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1998.

"Economic Activity Associated With The Thirty-Eighth Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show" (with the University of Florida) prepared for Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Broward Economic Development Council, and Show Management Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1998.

"Economic Activity Associated with the Marketing of Fresh Atlantic Salmon From Chile in the U.S.," (with Center for Economic and Management Research, University of South Florida) prepared for Chilean Salmon and Trout Farmers Association, Santiago, Chile, 1997.

"Florida's Recreational Marine Industry - Economic Impact and Growth, 1980-1997," (with R. McHugh) prepared for Marine Industries Association of Florida, Inc., Coral Gables, FL, 1997.

"Economic Impact of the Recreational Marine Industry - Broward County, Florida," (with R. McHugh) prepared for Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1997.

"The Florida Marine Industries "10-90" Sales Tax Initiative," (with R. McHugh) prepared for Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1997.

"Economic Activity Associated with Personal Watercraft Use in Monroe County, Florida," (with R. McHugh) prepared for the Personal Watercraft Industry Association/National Marine Manufacturers Association, Chicago, IL, 1996.

"Economic Impact of Commercial Fisheries in the Florida Keys," (with Center for Economic and Management Research, University of South Florida) prepared for the Monroe County Commercial Fishermen Inc., Marathon, FL, 1995.

"Northeast Multi-Species Fishery Management - A Current Review," prepared for The East Coast Fisheries Foundation, Inc., Point Judith R.I, 1992.

Industry Development and Introduction of TEDs (Turtle Excluder Device) in the Southeastern Shrimp Industry. Conducted for National Marine Fisheries Service, St. Petersburg, FL. 1987-1990.

Monthly "Shrimp Industry Situation and Outlook Report," prepared for Farm Credit Banks, Columbia, SC. 1982-1985.

"Price Flexibility and Demand Analysis for Virginia Hard Clams; Mercenaria mercenaria," (with W. DuPaul and A. Kvaternik), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Pt., VA, 1981.

"Analysis of Three Site Locations for Crab Meal Production in the Chesapeake Bay Region," (with W. DuPaul), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Pt., VA, 1981.

"Feasibility of Shellfish Meal Production in the Chesapeake Bay," (with W. DuPaul), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Pt., VA, 1980.

"Economic Impact of Recreational Boating in Virginia," (with J. Lucy and W. DuPaul), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Pt., VA, 1980.

"Cost and Returns of Commercial Shrimp Vessels in the South Atlantic," (with D. Liao), South Carolina Wildlife Dept., Ft. Johnson, SC, 1976.

"Mobility of Shrimp Vessels in the South Atlantic," (with D. Liao), South Carolina Wildlife Dept., Ft. Johnson, SC, 1976.

An Industrial Quality Index of Alternative Coastal Developments," (with B. Dillman), South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson, SC, 1976.

"Economic Impact of S.C. Private Boat Anglers," (with D. Liao), South Carolina Wildlife Dept., Ft. Johnson, SC, 1976.

"Economic Impact of Flood Control; Marion County, S.C.," (with B. Dillman), U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Columbia, SC, 1974.

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